Spartans Compete at Mideast Regionals

WAYNESBURG, PA – A contingent of the York College men’s cross country team competed at the NCAA Division III Mideast Regionals Saturday at Waynesburg University. Over 300 runners competed in the race from institutions located throughout the region.
     Matt Provonche (Churchville, Md./C. Milton Wright) was the Spartans’ top finisher. The sophomore, who came in 24th at the Capital Athletic Conference championships two weeks ago, traversed the course in 27:14 to take 70th place at the regionals.
     Andrew Friesma (Adamstown, Pa./Cocalico) and Patrick Lestrange (Green Brook, N.J./Watchung Hills Regional) were York’s second and third finishers. Friesma clocked in at 28:57 while Lestrange came in at 29:21.
     Freshman Javier Skwara (Wharton, N.J./Morris Hills) registered the green and white’s final time. Skwara covered the southwestern Pennsylvania course in 30:04.
     The regional meet concludes York’s 2008 season. The Spartans bid farewell to their four senior runners Adam Bean (Pottstown, Pa./St. Pius X), Jesse Jaeger (Kingsville, Md./Perry Hall), Matt Neil (Baltimore, Md./Archbishop Curley), and Matt Stoakes (Dover, Pa./Lincoln).

COMPLETE MIDEAST REGIONAL MEET RESULTS - courtesy of Waynesburg University Sports Information

Matt Provonche photo courtesy of Steve Doemland